LAHORE - The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has issued a show cause notice to Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA) for alleged cartelization in supply of gunny bags to various government departments including Pakistan Agriculture Storage & Supply Corporation Limited (PASSCO). In order to detect cases of collusive tendering or bidding in the Public Sector Procurements, CCP contacted various government agencies including PASSCO to provide information on the procurements made by them during last three years. The data provided by PASSCO raised suspicion about bid rigging- a type of collusive behavior among the jute manufacturing mills prohibited under Section 4 (2) (e) of the Act. The Commission on its own decided to initiate a formal enquiry and appointed a Committee in this regard. Based on the information available with it and on recommendation of the Enquiry Committee the Commission deemed it appropriate to search and inspect the office of Pakistan Jute Mills Association. It was found out by the enquiry committee that there is cartelization in the market of jute bags in violation of Section 4(1) and in particular 4(2) (a(, (b) & (e) of the Act.